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London's Record Shops
London's Record Shops

London's Record Shops


128 Pages, 7.5 x 9.75

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $25.95 (CA $34.95) (US $25.95)

Publication Date: December 2021

ISBN 9780750996044

Rights: US & CA

The History Press (Dec 2021)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: December 2021


London's Record Shops celebrates the city's greatest music vendors. From Brixton dub shacks to Hackney vinyl boutiques, Camden's rockabilly ravers to Southall's last Bollywood shop, underground Peckham outlets to Soho's legendary dance music hub, these brilliantly eccentric and engaging emporiums are documented with striking photographs and incisive interviews. For anyone who loves music and London this book will engage, inform, and charm.

Author Biography

Garth Cartwright is a freelance journalist and author of 5 books, including the 2018 title Going for a Song: a Chronicle of the UK Record Shop. His writing has appeared in all the leading UK broadsheets and many magazines and websites. He is a regular guest on BBC London and Radio 6 Music. He is an authority on all kinds of music, London history and record shops. He lives in Peckham. Quintina is an award-winning photojournalist whose photos have appeared in the Observer, Sunday Times, and others.